Category: Brazil

In Rio de Janeiro, Civil Society Fights COVID-19

RIO DE JANEIRO—The coronavirus pandemic has already affected the lives of millions of people around the world. Brazil is no exception. In Rio de Janeiro, the coronavirus pandemic worsened social […] Read More >

Pandemic Intensifies Hardships for Brazilian Indigenous Communities

The coronavirus has affected Indigenous communities in every part of Brazil, according to a recent report by the Indigenous advocacy group Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB). As of […] Read More >

Coronavirus Cases Rise in Brazil’s Overcrowded Prisons

By Bruna Lima and Isabelle Xavier RIO DE JANEIRO— Efforts to prevent the novel coronavirus from entering the Brazilian prison system failed. Now, health workers are struggling to prevent mass […] Read More >

Kayapó Leader Dies of COVID-19 in Brazil

This article was co-published with NACLA. CURITIBA—After a 10-day battle with COVID-19, Kayapó leader Paulinho Paiakan died on Wednesday, June 17 at Araguaia Regional Hospital in Pará, Brazil. Bep’kororoti Payakan, […] Read More >

Deaths of Elders to COVID-19 Cause Irreparable Loss in Amazon Communities

This article is re-published from Mongabay under Creative Commons. Alessandra Korap’s voice breaks when she lists five Munduruku indigenous elders living along the Tapajós River, a tributary of the Amazon. […] Read More >

Indigenous Land Rights at Stake in Brazil Supreme Court Case

INDIGENOUS TERRITORY LAKLÃNÕ AND SÃO PAULO– A court judgment that will shape the future of Indigenous land demarcations across Brazil has become a battleground between defenders of native communities and […] Read More >

The Next Deadly Virus Could Start in the Amazon, Brazilian Scientists Warn

How is an infectious disease born? That is the question that set Joel Henrique Ellwanger on the path of studying emerging diseases in his home country of Brazil. As Ellwanger […] Read More >

Guaraní Mbya Win Reprieve From Deforestation

SÃO PAULO—“They just started cutting. We woke up with the sound of the weeping trees,” says Wera Mirim, a Guarani Mbya leader. On January 31st, one of the biggest construction […] Read More >

Attacks on Brazilian Press Increase Under Bolsonaro

SÃO PAULO— The coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has already claimed 201 lives. But as the pandemic intensifies in Latin America’s most populous country, President Jair Bolsonaro discredits the journalists working […] Read More >

Favela Residents Brace for Coronavirus Impacts

RIO DE JANEIRO-  Two of the most important steps to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus are washing your hands and practicing social distancing. But for Brazil’s poorest, following […] Read More >